Rebellion 1874     
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Comanche camp
Comanche camp, location unknown, photographed by William S. Soule between 1860 and 1880. Published in History Study Pictures between 1890-1900, from an earlier photograph. Library of Congress.
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A year later, four scouts played a decisive role in the Red River War, which was the last major stand of the Comanches, Kiowas, and Southern Cheyenne. One of the heroes was scout Adam Paine, whom an observer described as “a big black kinky headed negro, wearing horns.” Paine (the surname can be traced to King Payne of the eighteenth-century Florida Seminoles) won the Medal of Honor for demonstrating “habitual courage” and bravery under fire.

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Sources: Wallace 128-168, Mulroy 122. ©
Part 4, Freedom: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
+ Cost of Freedom
+ Liberty Foretold
+ Liberty Found
Los Mascogos
Fort Clark
 + Legacy & Conclusion


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